Class Series: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Class Series: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Stan Eisenstein

Stan Eisenstein

10/1/2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM at Centennial High School, (4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD, 21042) (Map It)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Class Series & Daylong 

8 classes: Thursdays, October 1-November 19

Daylong: Sunday, November 1

Recommended: Intro to MBSR class, September 17, 7-8:30 p.m.

This intimate and intensive 8-week course is designed to help you establish your own unique mindfulness practice, teach you techniques that can help reduce physical and emotional symptoms made worse by stress, and increase your peace and quality of life.

The classes are modeled after the ones offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 30-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, "Healing and the Mind" (seen by more than 40 million people,) the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News, and hundreds of newspapers and magazine articles. *In February 2014 it was featured on the cover of Time Magazine.

Intentional, present–moment awareness, developed through mindfulness meditation practices, helps us experience whatever is happening in our life as it unfolds with curiosity, non-judging attention, and compassion for ourselves and others. Engaging with our life in this manner helps us to become more skillful and creative in our responses, while gaining insight into how to free ourselves from habitual patterns of reacting.

The course schedule consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long workshop. This highly participatory, practical course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Daily home practice, including guided meditations
  • Four meditation CDs and a home practice manual

Participants attending the class should bring comfortable clothing, layers for adjusting to the temperature, and pillows for comfort. Chairs will be provided.

Comments from Students in the Fall 2014 Class

Comments from Students in the Summer 2014 Class

Comments from Students in the Spring 2014 Class

Comments from Students in the Fall 2013 Class


"What Is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?" by Shell Fischer

Teacher:  Stan Eisenstein

Series manager:  Stan Eisenstein

Parking: Park in any lot of the school building. Enter the building and follow Insight Meditation signs to the classroom.


Registration Information

Fees:  For the 8-week class series plus the daylong, $500

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the series manager before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy: If you cancel more than three weeks before the start of the class series, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 3 weeks before the beginning of the class series. There is no refund for classes you do not attend. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks.

Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please email the series manager with your request at least three weeks before the event.

Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the course begins. To request late registration, please email the series manager to check if there are still openings.



8-week series plus daylong:$500.00

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